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February 2, 2021

Mineral Commodity Summary February 2021

The 26th annual Mineral Commodity Summaries report from the U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center is the earliest comprehensive source of 2020 mineral production data for the world. It includes information in the domestic industry structure, government programs, tariffs, and five-year salient statistics on more than 88 mineral commodities that are

A map of the world that shows which countries the United States relied on for mineral imports in 2020.
February 1, 2021

US Minerals Net Import Reliance in 2020

The United States continues to rely on foreign sources for some raw and processed mineral materials, including some critical minerals. This map shows the countries that supply mineral commodities for which the United States was more than 50% net import reliant in 2020. 

Georgia mineral commodity producing areas map from 2014 Minerals Yearbook
October 28, 2019

Mineral commodity producing areas of Georgia in 2014

The Georgia chapter of the Minerals Yearbook Volume II - Area Reports, Domestic - contains data and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Georgia including a generalized map of principal mineral commodity producing areas. The map is included in the PDF version; both PDF and XLS versions of text and data are available.

Graham Lederer examines tungsten ore from Burnside mine
September 23, 2019

Graham Lederer examines tungsten ore from Burnside mine

Northeast Region Photo Contest Winner | Oct. 2019 | Honorable Mention 1
Graham Lederer uses a hand lens to examine tungsten ore from the Burnside mine in Alpine County, California. Scheelite is an important tungsten mineral found in skarn deposits throughout the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin.

Map of countries from which the US imports more than 50% of certain mineral commodities
January 30, 2018

The US relies on these countries for 50% or more of certain minerals

This map shows the countries that supply mineral commodities for which the United States was more than 50 percent import reliant in 2017.

October 26, 2017

2017 Oct. Public Lecture — Global Trends in Mineral Commodity Supplies

  • The U.S. is increasingly reliant on supply of mineral raw materials from other countries.
  • Advanced technologies are increasingly making use of nearly the entire periodic table of the elements.
  • Dynamic studies of critical and strategic mineral supply and demand can identify emerging potential supply risks.
  • The USGS - National Minerals
January 27, 2017

NMIC - 2017 Mineral Commodity Summaries Release

The National Minerals Information Center, the primary agency for collecting and analyzing nonfuel minerals information, releases the 2017 Mineral Commodity Summaries, a collection of reports on over 85 commodities essential to the U.S. economy and national security.

August 19, 2020

Nickel in 2016 (XLSX)

XLS(X) format - Nickel in 2016 (PDF) Minerals Yearbook chapter with embedded DOC(X) text document


January 24, 2020

Cobalt in July 2019 (PDF)

PDF format Cobalt in July 2019 (PDF) Mineral Industry Surveys


October 4, 2019

The Mineral Industry of Slovenia, 2016 (PDF)

PDF format - Slovenia 2016 Minerals Yearbook chapter. Country chapters from the Minerals Yearbook (Volume III. -- Area Reports: International) are designed to provide an annual review of mineral production and trade and of mineral-related government and industry developments.


October 1, 2019

Mica in 2017, tables-only release

Advance data tables (XLSX format) for the mica chapter of the Minerals Yearbook 2017. A version with an embedded text document and also a PDF of text and tables will follow.


May 28, 2019

The Mineral Industry of Suriname (XLSX)

The Mineral Industry of Suriname (XLSX)